This page is going to be a chronicle of the little victories in the progress of my recovery. Probably not of big interest to many, but a source of encouragement and commitment to me when all seems hopeless.
It is so easy to get focused on the things that we seem to have lost with our
tbi that we lose sight of the seemingly small victories that we experience.
That is why I've decided to concentrate to seeing the little victories instead.
This morning when I got up I took my daily shower. Well that is no big deal.
Most normal people take a shower everyday, so where is the victory in that.
When I got done, I stepped out of the shower without holding onto the railing.
While this might be no big deal for a normie, for me it was a big deal. I had
gotten into the habit of always holding onto something because I didn't trust my
balance and was always afraid of falling. Just like a child learning to walk,
we have to dust ourselves off, try again and soon we are walking again with
confidence. No big thing to a normie, but to us tbi-ers, it is these little
victories that give us the confidence to keep trying and keep taking the little
steps that add up to the journey of recovery. Don't give up, expect setbacks,
but stay on the journey. As my old sponsor used to say, "You're gonna love the
way the story ends!"